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Morgan Moroney (he/him) is a lighting and video designer working across theatre, opera, dance and installation. Growing up on Kaurna land, he currently lives and works primarily on Bidjigal and Gadigal land. He brings a distinct multidisciplinary approach to his practice, with a particular fascination for integrated-media live performance.  

Morgan received the APDG Emerging Designer for Live Performance Award for his design on Ghosts dir. Priscilla Jackman (NIDA, 2020). He was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award in Best Independent Lighting Design for Significant Other dir. Hayden Tonazzi (New Theatre, 2021) and awarded an inaugural NIDA X grant to support the development of Collapsible – a new work exploring XR technologies in a live performance space.

In 2022, Morgan’s collaborations include The Barber of Seville (Opera Australia), Anatomy of a Suicide (Sugary Rum), Shack (ATYP) and Jali (Jubilee Street) as Lighting Designer; A Letter for Molly and Still Unqualified  (Ensemble) as Video Designer; Cleansed (Maximillian Brown & Redline) as co-Lighting Designer; A Practical Guide to Self-Defence (Merrigong & NTofP) and Art + Information (USYD Perf Studies & Seymour Centre) as Lighting & Video Designer. In March, he joined Nick Schlieper as Assistant Lighting Designer for The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour (Opera Australia).

E: morgan@morganmoroney.com




awards & media


WINNER | Emerging Designer for Live Performance 2021
Australian Production Design Guild, for Ghosts (NIDA 2020)

NIDA X STORYTELLING FUTURES GRANT 2022
National Insitute of Dramatic Art, for Collapsible

NOMINATION | Best Independent Lighting Design
Sydney Theatre Awards, for Significant Other (New Theatre 2021)

Ghosts 
Process Interview - Australian Production Design Guild

Conjuring the Intangible: Reflections on process from a Lighting Designer -
ADSR Zine, March 2022

Lighting and Video Designer’s Future Shines Bright
- Department for the Arts & NIDA



upcoming projects


Lighting Designer | Anatomy of a Suicide dir. Shane Anthony | Sugary Rum, Chopt Logic & Seymour Centre | Reginald Theatre

Lighting/Video Designer | A Practical Guide to Self Defence dir. Dom Mercer | NToP & Merrigong | Lennox & Bruce Gordon Theatres

Lighting/Video Designer | Art + Information dir. Kate Gaul | Seymour Centre & USYD | Reginald Theatre

Lighting Designer | SHACK dir. Hayden Tonazzi | Australian Theatre for Young People | Rebel Theatre

co-Deviser & Designer | Collapsible | NIDA X Storytelling Futures Project



selected credits


2022

Lighting Designer | The Barber of Seville dir. Priscilla Jackman | Opera Australia | National Tour 2022

Lighting Designer | Being Here Now & Uh Oh (Dance Double Bill) | Redline | Old Fitz Theatre

co-Lighting Designer | Cleansed dir. Dino Dimitriadis | Maximillian Brown & Redline, Old Fitz Theatre

Lighting/Set Designer | Jali dir. Oliver Twist | Seymour Centre, Reginald Theatre & national tour

Assistant Lighting Designer | The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour | Opera Australia

Video Designer | A Letter for Molly dir. Ursula Yovich | Ensemble

Video Designer | Unqualified 2: Still Unqualified dir. Janine Watson | Ensemble

Associate Lighting Designer | King of Pigs | Critical Stages Touring

Associate Lighting Designer | Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark | Critical Stages Touring

Associate Lighting Designer | Maureen: Harbinger of Death | Rising Festival & Darwin Festival



2021

Assistant Video Designer | Jagged Little Pill AU | GWB Entertainment | Theatre Royal

Lighting Designer | Significant Other dir. Hayden Tonazzi | New Theatre

Lighting Designer | The Construct dir. Zebastian Hunter | Circus Monoxide & Quiet Riot | Bruce Gordon Theatre

Lighting Designer | Cool Pool Party 2: Graduation (workshop showing) | ban shakespeare | NIDA, Studio Theatre

Lighting Designer | The Twins dir. Terence Serio & Sarah Butler | Shark Island Institute | Reginald Theatre & national tour

co-Video Designer | Outdated dir. Mark Kilmurry | Ensemble

Lighting Associate | Othello dir. Damien Ryan | Sport for Jove | York Theatre & Riverside Theatre

Lighting Associate | The Tempest dir. Damien Ryan | Sport for Jove | York Theatre & Riverside Theatre

Video Associate | Claudel dir. Wendy Beckett chor. Meryl Tankard | Tinderbox | Sydney Opera House, Playhouse

Video Associate | Ernani dir. Sven-Eric Bechtolf | Opera Australia & Teatro Alla Scala | Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre



2020

Lighting/Video Designer | Ghosts dir. Priscilla Jackman | NIDA | Reg Grundy Studio

Lighting/Video Designer | ANTIGONICK dir. Zoë Hollyoak | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens... dir. Liam McIlwain | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | The Cat dir. Amelia Burke | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | On My Own dir. Zoë Hollyoak (music video) | NIDA & Triple J

Lighting Designer | Everybody dir. Gabriel Fancourt | Cross Pollinate & bAKEHOUSE | King's Cross Theatre

Lighting Designer | Pit dir. Mikala Westall | sandpaperplane | Old 505 Theatre

Video Designer | Talkback dir. Elise Wilson | sandpaperplane | Blue Room Theatre

Lighting/Surtitle Designer | DavidDavis@ dir. Andrew McInnes (staged workshop) | Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Music Workshop

co-Designer & Producer | noise (audiovisual installation) | Articulate Project Space



2019

Lighting Designer | FAUST dir. Sam Trotman | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | A Respectable Wedding dir. Tait De Lorenzo | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | Inhabit (movement installation) | NIDA | Studio Theatre Substage

Video Designer | Marat/Sade dir. Gavin Robins & John Bashford | NIDA | Studio Theatre

Video Designer | håmlet - a newer australian play | ban shakespeare | Bondi Pavilion Theatre & here we are @ AGNSW

Associate Lighting Designer | This Bitter Earth dir. Riley Spadaro | New Theatre

co-Designer | Ophelia (video installation) | NIDA | Parade Theatre Sound Stage



2018 - preceding

Video Associate | Ex Machina dir. Finn Caldwell | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting/Video Designer | Hell Hath No Fury (Antigone + Machinal) | Forge Theatre

Lighting/Video Designer | Echoes of the Mask | Forge Theatre (Adelaide Fringe)


I acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians
of the land on which I live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded.



© 2022 | morgan@morganmoroney.com

I acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work. 
Sovereignty was never ceded.